The goal of Elephind.com is to make it possible to search all the world’s online historic newspapers from one place. We aren’t there yet, but we are adding more newspapers every day.
With Elephind.com it is now possible for family historians, genealogists, and researchers to search historic digitized newspaper archives from around the globe. Elephind.com is much like Google, Bing, or other search engines but is focused on only historical, digitized newspapers. It enables you to search, for free, across many newspaper sites simultaneously, rather than having to visit each site separately. By clicking on the Elephind.com search result that interests you you'll go directly to the newspaper site which hosts that story.
Many of the smaller newspaper sites are not well known and may be difficult to find with the usual search engines but are searchable from Elephind.com.
We're continuing to add more newspapers to Elephind.com, so if at first you can't find what you're looking for, please check back later. Or you can add your name to our mailing list, and we'll email you when a new collection is added.
Here at Veridian we've been involved with lots of newspaper digitization projects for customers like Cornell, Princeton, the National Libraries of New Zealand and Singapore, and many others. If you have any comments or suggestions about this site, or if you know of other free online newspaper collections which you'd like to see added to Elephind.com, please contact us.
|Trove [National Library of Australia]||681||1,304,024||117,900,774|
|Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]||1,060||913,142||6,877,681|
|The Portal to Texas History||670||171,418||1,450,418|
|Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC)||201||151,125||12,502,448|
|California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]||70||109,287||13,322,796|
|Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)||52||98,787||7,788,637|
|Library of Virginia||87||67,739||602,140|
|Pennsylvania State University||85||54,949||4,265,084|
|Indiana Digital Historic Newspaper Program (Indiana State Library)||40||14,216||95,457|
|Kent State University||5||7,084||382,195|
|Cambridge Public Library, Massachusetts||4||6,346||725,702|
|Door County Library||12||6,234||46,329|
|University of Missouri School of Journalism [Missouri Digital Heritage]||1||5,594||891,773|
|University of Richmond||1||2,619||127,038|
|University of California, San Francisco||1||1,466||57,698|
|Montana Historical Society||1||1,396||5,954|
|Upper Hutt City Library||1||1,061||55,726|
|Papers Past [National Library of New Zealand]||3||94||2,400|
|2,990||2,938,373||168,146,856||29 September 1787||1 January 2016|
Veridian is software that makes it easy to search, view and interact with digitized newspaper collections on the internet.
Veridian was designed specifically to organize large digitized newspaper collections and make them easily accessible to anyone online. Many, but not all, of the source collections that are searchable from Elephind.com are Veridian-based collections.
Elephind.com uses the same search functionality built for Veridian software so search results are fast, accurate, and relevant. Elephind.com is hosted entirely "in the cloud", as are many Veridian-based collections.